The Chettiar Role in Malaysia's Economic History
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Ummavedi Suppiah & Sivachandralingam Sundara Raja
As in many countries there are significant minorities who, while vital, are either barely known about or are squeezed into the stereotype of other larger minority groups with which they have little or no affinity. While the Chettiars are well-known on the Indian subcontinent as bankers, most Malaysians are probably barely conscious of their existence. The authors, through research praised by international colleagues, build up a fascinating picture of the Chettiar role as financiers to the Malay peasantry, Chinese business and Indian estate workers in colonial times and then round of their study of the community's role in a newly independent Malaysia. 180 pages with appendices, an extensive bibliography and an index.
Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by University of Malaya Press, 2016. ISBN: 9789831008577
Condition: New Paperback.